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Unemployment Claims Rise Due to Shutdown & Glitches Unemployment Claims Rise Due to Shutdown & Glitches

The unemployment weekly claims report released by the US Department of Labor indicates that initial unemployment claims rose to 374,000 this week, up 66,000 from the 308,000 total last week. The shutdown of the United States government was bound to …

169K Jobs Added Last Month, Unemployment Hangs at 7.3% 169K Jobs Added Last Month, Unemployment Hangs at 7.3%
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The U.S. employment numbers for the last few months have been ok. Not good or great, but generally trending in the right direction. Back in July, the U.S. Department of Labor revealed that unemployment insurance benefits dropped by 48,000 from …

Jobless Claims in U.S. Hit Five-Year Low Jobless Claims in U.S. Hit Five-Year Low

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported unemployment insurance benefit claims were down from the previous year for the week ending July 13 – down some 48,000 claims. The numbers began to spark hope that the U.S. economy, or …

Unemployment Benefits Claims Down From Last Year Unemployment Benefits Claims Down From Last Year

The U.S. Department of Labor this week revealed that initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits was down to 334,000 for the week ending July 13. That number is down 24,000 from the previous week, and down 48,000 from the same …

Facebook Launches New Social Jobs App with 1.7 Million Listings Facebook Launches New Social Jobs App with 1.7 Million Listings
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Today, Facebook and a handful of partners are launching a new Social Jobs Partnership app that allows employers to cast a line into the Facebook population, and allows prospective employees to search a directory of jobs fast approaching 2 million. …

Labor Department Launches Website For Job Seekers

The U.S. Department of Labor has launched a new website aimed at helping people find jobs.

The site is called “mySkills myFuture” and it allows users to view local job postings, find training and education providers. The site offers job descriptions, salary information and common tasks related to a new occupation.

"Americans deserve good jobs, and mySkills myFuture is one of the ways we’re ensuring they can find and access them," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. 

 

Unemployment and AdSense May Cause Headaches
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Unemployed bloggers are apparently at risk of losing their unemployment checks (or at least having them drastically reduced) if they include ads on their blogs. That is exactly what happened to a woman named Karin, from New York, according to a recent Forbes piece.